• FT

    AFC Wimbledo

    2

    Fleetwood To

    1

  • FT

    Accrington

    0

    Oxford Utd

    3

  • FT

    Burton

    3

    Gillingham

    2

  • FT

    Cheltenham

    0

    Bradford

    0

  • FT

    Chesterfield

    4

    Exeter

    0

  • FT

    Dag & Red

    0

    York

    1

  • FT

    Northampton

    2

    Barnet

    0

  • FT

    Rochdale

    1

    Plymouth

    0

  • FT

    Rotherham

    2

    Aldershot

    0

  • FT

    Southend

    0

    Morecambe

    1

  • FT

    Torquay

    3

    Bristol Rov

    3

  • FT

    Wycombe

    1

    Port Vale

    1

ENGLISH LEAGUE TWO

Spotland Stadium, England

Referee: Geoff Eltrigham | Attendance: 4272

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Rochdale

  • Joe Bunney 78'

1 - 0

FT

Bunney thumps home but Pilgrims hop to safety

Relegation-threatened Plymouth's Football League status was preserved despite a 1-0 defeat at Rochdale.

The winning goal came courtesy of debutant Joe Bunney's first touch in professional football, the young striker heading home in the 78th minute shortly after coming on from the bench.

The Pilgrims' quest suffered a serious setback 14 minutes in when Maxime Blanchard was dismissed for a foul on George Donnelly.

The Rochdale striker had lifted the ball over Blanchard's head and was advancing towards goal when the defender hauled him down, referee Geoff Eltrincham deeming it a red-card offence.

Rochdale took control after that and Jake Cole pulled off good saves to deny Donnelly and Reece Gray, while Michael Rose's 35-yard drive smashed against the underside of the crossbar.

The visitors saw their appeals for a penalty waved away when Wayne Thomas appeared to foul Joe Bryan, but the home side continued to ask most of the questions.

And they clinched the win when, minutes into his debut, Bunney headed home fellow substitute Scott Tansey's cross from six yards.

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Scoring Summary

  • Rochdale
  • Plymouth Argyle
Joe Bunney (78')
 

Match Stats

  • Rochdale
  • Plymouth Argyle
23(12) Shots (on goal) 4(0)
12 Fouls 7
7 Corner kicks 2
1 Offsides 1
63% Time of Possession 37%
3 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 1
1 Saves 5

Teams

  • Rochdale
  • Plymouth Argyle
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